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Pot Shop Decisions Due This Week

The state is expected to winnow its list of more than 100 applicants to as many as 35 licensed medical marijuana operations.

The state is expected to announce medical marijuana licensees by the end of the week. Credit: Patch file photo
The state is expected to announce medical marijuana licensees by the end of the week. Credit: Patch file photo
The state is expected to approve as many as 35 medical marijuana dispensaries by the end of the week, according to the Associated Press via the Herald.

About 100 groups have applied to the Department of Public Health for the licenses to open medical pot shops around the state.

The licenses are being awarded by county, with at least one and no more than five per county.

Lynnfield is in Essex County, where the following groups have applied for licenses:

Group Name, Name of CEO/ED, City/Town
Alternative Therapies Group Inc., Christopher Edwards, Salem
BeWell Organic Medicine Inc., Charles M. Saba, Lawrence
CAS Foundation, Jayne Vining, Beverly
Good Chemistry of Massachusetts Inc., Matthew Huron, Salem
Healthy Pharms Inc., Nathaniel L. Averill, Haverhill
Ipswich Pharmaceutical Associates Inc., Samuel Sokol-Margolis, Ipswich
Medicinal Evolution Inc., Brandon Tarricone, Beverly

For official information on medical pot in Massachusetts, visit the state's website on the subject.

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